Mateusz Przybylko

Mateusz Przybylko (born March 9, 1992) is a German high jumper of Polish descent.[1] He won the gold medal at the 2018 European Championships.

Mateusz Przybylko
Personal information
Born (1992-03-09) 9 March 1992
Bielefeld, Ostwestfalen-
, Germany
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
Country Germany
Event(s)High jump
ClubTSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Coached byHans-Jörg Thomaskamp
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)High jump: 2.35 (2017)
Updated on 11 August 2018.


A member of Germany's track and field squad at the 2015 IAAF World Championships and the 2016 Summer Olympics, Przybylko cleared a personal best of 2.35 m.[2] Przybylko currently trains for the track and field squad at TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen under the tutelage of his coach Hans-Jörg Thomaskamp.[3]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Przybylko competed for Germany, along with his fellow countryman Eike Onnen, in the men's high jump.[4] Leading up to his maiden Games, Przybylko jumped a height of 2.30 metres to surpass the IAAF Olympic entry standard (2.29) by a single centimetre at the 2015 Kurpfalz Gala in Weinheim.[2] During the qualifying phase, Przybylko elected to pass 2.17 at his second attempt and remained clean at 2.22, before he could not reach the 2.26-metre barrier with all three misses, ending his Olympic campaign in twenty-eighth place.[5][6]

Przybylko also came from a sporting family of Polish origin. Mateusz's father Mariusz previously played for one of his native country's regional football clubs, while his mother Violetta ran for the Polish track and field team in her youth. Mateusz's younger brothers and twins Kacper and Jakub inherited their father's sporting talent to compete internationally for Poland in football.[7]

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Germany
2009 World Youth Championships Brixen, Italy 11th 2.09 m
2010 World Juniors Championships Moncton, Canada 18th (q) 2.10 m
2011 European Junior Championships Tallinn, Estonia 7th 2.19 m
2013 European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 5th 2.24 m
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 22nd (q) 2.14 m
World Championships Beijing, China 28th (q) 2.22 m
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 28th (q) 2.22 m
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 7th 2.27 m
World Championships London, United Kingdom 5th 2.29 m
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 3rd 2.29 m
European Championships Berlin, Germany 1st 2.35 m
2019 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 8th 2.22 m
World Championships Doha, Qatar 30th (q) 2.17 m


  1. "Mateusz Przybylko". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  2. "TSV-Hochspringer Przybylko mit einer Flugshow zur WM-Norm" [TSV's high jumper Przybylko achieved a required standard for the Worlds] (in German). Rheinische Post. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  3. "Przybylko springt zu Gold" [Przybylko jumps for gold] (in German). Rheinische Post. 22 February 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  4. "Harting and Schwanitz headline Germany's Olympic team for Rio". IAAF. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  5. "Athletics: Men's High Jump Qualification Round". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  6. "Onnen verpasst Hochsprung-Finale" [Onnen misses the high jump final] (in German). Germany: Sport1. 15 August 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  7. "Ein sportliches Geschwister-Trio" [A sporty sibling trio] (in German). Rheinische Post. 16 January 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2017.

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